Royal icing

    10 min

    Perfect for Christmas cakes, as well as special occasion cakes for weddings or christenings.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 egg whites
    • 500g icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Beat egg whites lightly and add enough sugar to make icing that will hold shape. Blend in lemon juice to get desired consistency.

    To finish a Christmas cake...

    To ice your Christmas cake with royal icing, wait for the marzipan to dry on the cake for at least 24 hours. Then brush the marzipan with a bit of water, and spread with the royal icing. Allow the icing to harden, then decorate as desired.

    How to ice a cake video

    Watch our How to ice a cake video and see how to ice cakes with ease. You'll be icing perfect birthday and special occasion cakes in no time!

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    Used different ingredients. i used 3 tsp of glyserine instead of eggs  -  21 Jan 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. when i made this it only took me 2 minutes!  -  15 Apr 2011


    great recipe and so easy  -  27 Jun 2012